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Columbia University Graduate Students Go on Strike
Columbia University Graduate Students Go on Strike
Jim Daley | Apr 25, 2018
Administration officials contend that research and teaching assistants are students, not workers, and want to take the matter to federal court.
Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize
Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize
Jim Daley | Apr 23, 2018
The decision affects about 5,000 graduate students at the university who are eligible to join the union.
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 
Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal Recognition
Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal Recognition
Abby Olena | Feb 22, 2018
Student workers seek voluntary recognition of their unions by university administrators out of concern that political appointees may deny their unions legal status.
University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
Abby Olena | Oct 27, 2017
The university’s administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote.
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2016
Most researchers feel stimulated by their work but are dissatisfied with their compensation, according to this year’s results.
Some Grad Students Regain Health Insurance
Some Grad Students Regain Health Insurance
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2015
The University of Missouri returns subsidies for health benefits; New Mexico State University takes them away, offering a raise in return.
Grad Students Lose Health Insurance
Grad Students Lose Health Insurance
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2015
Two universities drop benefits for graduate students or their dependents.
In Times of Trouble
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2012
Scientists share their experiences weathering extremely stressful events without letting their careers get completely derailed.